Sunday, March 13, 2011

P is for Piping...Mosaic Monday

Good God, my boy is piping!

I was going to start this post by saying... Good God, my boy is wearing a skirt...
But after seeing so many strapping, handsome young men in the same uniform,
I know better...and of course I know it's a kilt.

LawyerBoy has added yet another musical instrument to his repertoire...after the tuba I thought the instruments might get smaller...and less expensive. 

Didn't happen.

Poor Carolyn has been living with LawyerBoy for just a few months, and I'm guessing she loves him 
quite a bit to listen to him practice the pipes.

(It's not a warm, soothing type of sound!)

He usually goes to the cemetery to practice but the weather is rather chilly here in Chicago. 
Thankfully his neighbors are either Irish...People who love the Pipes...Chicago Police...and Chicago Fireman. 
This neighborhood has welcomed the piper, and I have welcomed the fact that he doesn't live at home.

It's once again that time of year. Time to dye the Chicago River green.

Turn off my playlist at the bottom of this blog if you'd like to hear the video!
Interesting to see how they add the dye!

It's quite an honor to be able to pipe with the Shannon Rovers in Chicago's St. Patrick's Day parade. 
Hope LawyerBoy has enough's not as easy as it looks.
We fought the crowds and eventually managed to find a spot.

Here's a whole lot few pictures from the parade...

(This is the Mayor's last St. Pat's Parade)

We ended the day with a beautiful wedding. 
My nephew Eddie married his beautiful Jami at Holy Name Cathedral.
And although these two little ones almost stole the show...

Eddie and Jamie shined...

I'm linking up with Mary for Mosaic Monday.
Click Here to join in!


  1. Loved the post. You had a very exciting day!!

  2. What a beautiful day you had and I just love how they turn that river bright green!

  3. Looks like a fun day! Some really nice pictures. I love the green dogs!

  4. I'm in!! :-)

    ME...I am gobsmacked (in awe) of these photos!! You're turning pro on me!!

  5. Oh my gosh, your photos are beautiful! I'm going to add St. Paddy's in Chicago to my Bucket List!

  6. You are quite the photographer. Your photos have really evolved. Curious how you did the mosiac? I'm interested in trying that myself.

  7. Barb,

    You can stay at my empty nest next year, and I'll guarantee you a front row spot. I know a piper with connections!


  8. these pictures are incredible!

  9. Hello from Mississippi Valley Illinois----searching blogs for people that are empty nesters,too....My husband and I originally are from the burbs up there...relocated here in central illinois after your bio, feel the same way---my baby is a soph in college...the others live in Europe and one that just finished potager garden is my retreat...Liked your pictures of the Chicago Green...miss Lake Michigan but am getting use to the Mississippi after 26 yrs living here..Biking on Mississippi River is amazing here!

  10. Somehow I missed this post! I LOVE the bagpipes!!! Hooray for your son!!